In the early hours of 1 August 1914 a group of suffragettes, led by Mrs Lilian Metge, attempted to blow up Lisburn Cathedral.
What made a respectable middle class supporter of women's rights resort to active militancy?
Using a mix of new writing, original source and related material, Shrieking Sisters is a thought - provoking suffragette drama. Set between 1912 and the eve of World War One, it explores personal journeys set against the broader backdrop of historic events and the struggle for emancipation.
Written by Maggie Cronin and Carol Moore
Performed by Maggie Cronin, Laura Hughes and Carol Moore
"I advise any group to put on this performance for its user group. It is lively, informative, easy to understand and a thoroughly enjoyable theatre piece. It would enhance learning for history students learning about this fascinating period...." Heather Floyd (Arts For All)
Women United thoroughly enjoyed the read through of Shrieking Sisters. The three women were magnificent. They changed character brilliantly. Other groups would benefit from seeing the play as it showed women united under one banner despite creed and class...." Anne Clawson (Participant from Women United)
Since its premiere at Belfast City Hall the show has toured Theatres Arts Centres, Community Groups and Schools. To book a performance contact Carol Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org